Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sorry, there were no recaps for Monday's games because I had a pretty significant deadline to meet at work. I'll try to keep things concise here with brief blurbs and notable performances from each game.

Fresno

The Grizzlies and RiverCats both finished with nine hits, but it was Sacramento that came away with the 6-3 win on Monday to take the first series between the two California PCL clubs.

Garrett Stubbs went 2-4 with a two-run single in the 8th. Kyle Tucker also went 2-4 and hit an RBI single in the 9th. Andrew Thome threw two perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out one.

Fresno's roadtrip continued in Sin City and the bats came alive in an 11-6 victory. J.D. Davis continues to terrorize the Pacific Coast League as he extended his hitting streak to 11 games following a 3-4 performance on Tuesday. He doubled, drove in two, and also scored twice. A.J. Reed finished 4-6 with an RBI single in a six-run 2nd inning. Tyler White hit a two-run single in that big 2nd inning; he went 2-3 with two runs scored and three walks. Tony Kemp did what he usually does and ended up a home run shy of the cycle. He wasted little time in extending his hitting streak to 14 games by tripling to lead off the evening and then an error on the play allowed him to score the first run as well. Kemp scored the first run of the night... and he drove in the last two runs of the night with a double in the 8th.

Mike Hauschild got knocked around a bit but his bullpen picked him up. Reymin Guduan allowed a hit and struck out two in 2.1 innings and James Hoyt also allowed a hit and also struck out two in the last two innings.

Rogelio Armenteros faces Vance Worley in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi

Uh... I'm not sure how often a team loses two games in a series on a walk-off grand slam, but I'm highly confident that it only happens like once or twice a decade. And then... the odds of one guy serving up both of those grand slams surely has to be about .000000000000000000000001%.

Sean Stutzman would probably like to erase this series from his memory, but maybe he can look back on it and reminisce with a chuckle or two. The Hooks lost 5-4 to San Antonio on Monday.

Nick Tanielu went 2-4 with an RBI single. Akeem Bostick didn't allow a run, but he labored through 4.1 innings, allowing five hits, walking two, and striking out six.

The Hooks got swept out of San Antonio with a 4-0 loss Tuesday night. Taylor Jones had two of the three Corpus Christi hits and one of them was a double. Corbin Martin bounced back a bit after a horror show of a Texas League debut as he allowed a run on four hits, walked one, and struck out five in three innings of work.

Corpus will have Wednesday off. They'll start a four-game set with Midland on Thursday.

Buies Creek

The Carolina Stros were blanked 5-0 by the Carolina Mudcats on Monday. Brandon Bailey didn't pitch terribly but didn't get any support from his offense. He allowed two runs on three hits, walked two, and struck out six in five innings of work.

Buies Creek returned the favor with a 2-0 win on Tuesday as Brett Adcock and Kit Scheetz joined forces on a two-hitter. Adcock was wild... but effective. He allowed two hits, walked five, and struck out seven in five innings of work. Scheetz mowed down everyone in sight, striking out eight over four perfect innings to nail down the save.

Carlos Canelón doubled in the 3rd and scored the first run of the evening on a wild pitch. Abraham Toro launched a solo home run in the 4th, his sixth blast of the season.

Jorge Alcala will start the series against Marcos Diplán. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities

Quad Cities dropped the opener of their series with Fort Wayne by a final score of 6-3. It was a 3-2 game heading into the final frame but the TinCaps put it away with three in the top of the 9th. Jake Meyers smacked a two-run homer in the 3rd, his second on the season.

Peter Solomon and Tyler Ivey locked Fort Wayne down and the Banditos administered a 9-0 beatdown on Tuesday. Solomon allowed three hits, walked two, and punched out eight in five innings of work while Ivey allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out seven over the last four innings.

Marcos Almonte and Corey Julks dealt some damage from the bottom of the order. Almonte cleared the bases with a double in the 2nd to open the scoring and eventually came home on Julks' double. Bryan de la Cruz went deep for the first time this season when he sent a Tom Cosgrove offering the other way and out of the park in the 3rd. Julks added an RBI single to his ledger in the 4th, and in the 5th, Jake Adams ripped a two-run double and scored on an error that allowed Colton Shaver to reach. Adams, Almonte, and Julks all finished with two hits on the afternoon.

The Banditos and TinCaps will wrap up their series with another day game. Yohan Ramirez will face Osvaldo Hernandez at 11:00 AM.

Unfortunately, keeping things concise means that I'll be punting on stars for these last two nights. Please... I just want to rest.

Go Rockets.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Dustin. I really appreciate your work. No worries brother we understand you have to take care of your business. Have a great day !

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